Corby residents urged to be vigilant surrounding Covid-19

Release Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:30

 

Corby Borough Council is urging residents to be extra vigilant following concerns from the Government and Public Health England surrounding the borough’s Covid-19 cases.

 

Whilst the number of positive cases in Corby remain low, figures show there has been a rise in cases over the last two weeks whilst the majority of the country’s cases continue to lower.

 

Residents are asked to follow government guidance extremely closely in order to avoid a local lockdown. Government guidance is as follows;

 

  • Limit contact with others outside your household or bubble
  • Work from home if you can
  • Keep 2 metres from others where possible and use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
  • Avoid using public transport or car sharing and wear a face covering if you cannot avoid this
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, stay at home, self-isolate and get tested
  • Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time
  • Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble
  • If you are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days, if you develop symptoms, get tested

 

To help meet the challenge and to ensure we are doing all we can to help avoid the lockdown the reopening of the Corby Cube will regretfully be delayed.  There will be an ongoing review of the situation and it is hoped it will be able to reopen doors very soon.  We will in the meantime check and trial further the measures and procedures we have put in place for re-opening and will inform the public as soon as possible. Until we feel it is right to open the doors we would ask customers to please continue using our website www.corby.gov.uk and email customer.first@corby.gov.uk for help.

 

Leader for Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:

 

“It is disappointing that Corby is in this position, but it is important now to remain positive and continue to follow the government’s guidance closely to avoid a local lockdown. All residents are urged to wear their face covering when entering shops, wash hands thoroughly and if you have symptoms, even if they are mild, please ensure you get tested and self-isolate if necessary.”

 

For further guidance and advice surrounding Coronavirus, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

 

More Information: 

For press enquiries please contact: Kimberley Buzzard, Corby Borough Council

Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07875 166 970
Email kim.buzzard@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Friday 31st July 2020 10:52:13 AM
Review date: Thursday 21st July 2022 10:51:55 AM